Kelsey Ruiz,MHC-LP

Kelsey Ruiz,MHC-LP

Professions: Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Genevieve Uslander, LCSW 090626
Primary Credential: MHC-LP - P124494
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc.
  • UMR
  • United
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session, free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Resilience Lab
928 Broadway Ste 500
New York, New York 10010

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My Approach to Helping

My goal is to help you feel confident and supported, while encouraging you to make the best decisions for yourself. I aim to provide honesty and education where I can but trust that you know yourself best. We can use body movement and artistic expression to enhance our work together in addition to our talk therapy.

I want to empower you with the tools you need to overcome your challenges and face your fears. While you may feel alone in the world, you aren’t! I can help you build a strong supportive network, including myself, to help you keep going. I know from personal experience how important taking care of your mental health is. I want to help you find and love your true self and become a better, healthier, stronger version of you.

More Info About My Practice

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, surrounded by my fellow Puerto Ricans, but was educated in predominantly white institutions. I am now living through the gentrification of the same neighborhood I grew up in. I have experienced life in a close-knit community and experienced life outside of one. Those experiences taught me the importance of having that close, supportive community.

Whether it is a shared culture, religion, or interest, I believe we all need to have a space where we feel comfortable to be fully ourselves. By volunteering with people in crisis, I have seen how often a lack of support can be a major risk factor for mental health issues. I am happy to be here to offer support through a culturally sensitive lens and person-centered perspective so you can live the life best suited for you. You are not alone here.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I have extensive experience helping clients who are processing trauma and life transitions. They are learning to understand themselves and what works best for them, while working toward their ideal life.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Fertility Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Immigration issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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